ACBS is the premier organization to join for people who want to learn, participate and enjoy the fun of classic & vintage boating.

For over 40 years, we have been an international family oriented, non-profit (501-c-3) boating society that is devoted to the preservation, restoration and education about classic boating. Ownership of a classic boat is not a requirement for membership.

Adding a chapter membership to your ACBS membership offers you more opportunities to interact with fellow members.  Click here to see Chapter names, their general location, and their annual dues.

Annual Membership


Yourself and one co-member.

Youth Membership


Under the age of 26. (Date of birth is required.)

Associate Member


Business or organization to be listed in ACBS directory as a business.

If you prefer to send a check instead of using the online form,
 click here for your printable membership form.

We’re here to help!
Just give a call with any questions or to JOIN:

(315) 686-2628  •  M-F 8am-4pm (Eastern)

Current Active Members use the “Renew” button

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Why Join ACBS?

Here are just a few of the benefits available exclusively to ACBS members:

  • The Rudder magazine, a world-class publication filled with information and color photography on vintage and classic boats and boating, is delivered straight to your mailbox 4 times per year
  • Online access to the fully searchable ACBS Directory of members, boats, engines, and more
  • Videos of how-to preserve, restore and maintain all vintage boats – for members only
  • Terbrueggen Photographic Collection of over 22,000 photographs which represent years of inspections and surveys
  • 10% discount on insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance
  • Special discount rates on Hertz Rentals worldwide. Discount coupons for upgrades and weekly rentals
  • A $15 BoatUs membership and 10% off Water Towing Services (call ACBS at 315-686-2628 for discount code)
  • $250 discount on a complete refinish from ACBS past-president Jeff Funk’s Antique Boat Shop
  • Custom Marine – Jeremy Goldstein – Custom bilge pump with major service
  • 5% labor discount on complete engine rebuild from Casey or Dave at CD’s Engine Service
  • Jonathan Reus of Macatawa Bay Boatworks offers a 10% discount on leather interiors, 5% discount on new trailers
  • Antique Boat Center offers a 10% discount on all chrome work plus FREE oil change for winterization or summerization
  • 5% off on parts at Sierra Boat Company courtesy of Herb Hall
  • Hall’s Boat Corp offers 5% off a full restoration, courtesy of Nick Lamando